Summary: A giant kangaroo and mundoe (and nearby shield), probably of mythological importance

On the opposite side of West Head Road to the America Bay track is a large kangaroo and shield, on adjacent rock platforms.

engraving plate xvii fig5 2 1 America Bay - Shield and Kangaroo

The kangaroo – which is over six metres in length – was recorded and described by Campbell as “a very fine figure of a kangaroo over eighteen feet long, with all four legs shown and open mouth.

awat1057 lr America Bay - Shield and Kangaroo

Parts of the kangaroo are quite weathered and the area around his head is very rough, making it hard to identify the “open mouth”. Conversely, some of the detail in the kangaroo’s paws are very well preserved.

awat0987 lr America Bay - Shield and Kangaroo
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